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finger foods

my son will be 9mo on feb 5, hes been eating baby food since he was 6mo old & has done very good with it. But ive been trying to give him the graduate puffs & the yogurt puffs & mum mum rice cakes & he will not eat any of them! Is that ok? When i put one in his mouth he automatically spits it out & refuses to put it back in. Also i bough a stage 3 baby food recommended for 8mo, one has rice in it & the other had tiny barely noticeable carrot peices & he refused to eat either. He would spit the rice out & scream till i gave him something else! Help!

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Asked by EthansMommy5 at 5:13 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Your child knows best regarding what he is and is not ready to eat. Pushing food out means he is not ready. Give it time, set the food on the tray and he will start putting it in his own mouth.

    Answer by IamPatSajak at 5:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • i will usually put him in his high chair and pour some puffs out for him but he plays with them & throws them every where. He can pick them up with his pointer finger & thumb like hes ready but thats as far as we get =) thanks for your advice

    Answer by EthansMommy5 at 5:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • That's normal. Infants who are first introduced to new foods, especially table foods, aren't exactly willing to eat them. My son did the same thing for a couple of weeks. Finally I did what I had hear other mom's doing, and I just put the food down on his tray and walked away. He played with it, he investigated it and eventually put it in his mouth. Some of the things he liked and ate some more, other things he spit out and wouldn't touch. Infants, though like putting everything in their mouth, aren't always willing to taste new things without knowing what it is. Just set it down in front of him and let him investigate it. He'll either try it himself or at the very least play with it. The next day do the same thing with the same foods. He'll recognize then and play with it again, maybe try some more. Just keep introducing the foods, but forcing them at him will only make him not want them.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:37 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • avocado cubes
    puffed brown rice
    pieces of baked sweet potato

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:39 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Just keep putting the food bites on his tray. Let him play with them and eventually he will start putting them into his mouth.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:53 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

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